Backup and Restore a Job

  What is contained in a Job Backup A backup of a job is a ZIP file containing all the files which were used to process the job: ICC profiles Printer profiles (*.pmm) Job tickets PDF files An XML file containing the settings of your PrintFactory printers and queues You may want to create a […]

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RIP User Interface Changes from Version 5 to Version 6

In order to improve performance and usability, the RIP user interface has been updated. There are a number of differences detailed below, the basic principle remains the same. Now each RIP can be setup to make it easier to access frequently used assets, and hide activities the user may not require in their workflow. With […]

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Scaling the job window contents in the RIP

This item is in the bottom right hand side of the RIP Interface. Scaleable up and down. By sliding the white button along the bar to the right, makes the window bigger, and to the left makes it smaller. The columns are still fully editable as before, using the RIP Preferences: View list to hide or […]

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Second printer not allowed

Creation of a second printer of the same type is not allowed if the names are equal. Therefore it is required to assign an unique name to the printers.

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ROOM Hotfolder conflict

If you set a ROOM connection for your printer, you should not use a folder that is set as a Hotfolder of a queue (each queue has a Hotfolder set into queue settings > Workflow). If the ROOM queue and a Hotfolder are pointing to the same directory/folder then all the output of the RIP […]

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Nesting

Concept This topic discusses the Nesting functionality available in the RIP. This is important not to confuse with the nesting functionality in the Layout application. Once configured, the Nesting functionality takes jobs from Hotfolders, received from Editors or directly added to the RIP and nests them on the defined media size. The processes starts only […]

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Generate white layer from queue

You can automatically create a white undercoat from RIP using queues. Instead of white, you can also use other special inks such as Metallic ink or Varnish to create an extra coating or finishing effect. In order to generate a white layer, the following steps have to be performed: In RIP, create a queue for […]

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Driver Settings changed unexpectedly

There are two methods of using the RIP. Using Printer Media Mode Using a Queue Printer Media Mode (PMM): A job can be produced by using the Printer, Media, Mode option. Needed is an calibration document (.pmm) and a RIP. There is no need to setup a Queue. To override the changeable settings, Jobs can be […]

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Authentication error printing from Mac applications

When printing from Mac applications like Adobe CS3/CS4 the following error can appear: /usr/libexec/cups/backend/hotfolder failed   Cause This problem is caused by the access rights on the hotfolder of the queue that is used for printing on the computer hosting the RIP. The CUPS printing system launches the hotfolder backend which can’t get access writes to […]

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